What is Levitra Used for?
Levitra is used for erectile dysfunction treatment. Levitra active ingredient is Vardenafil.
The erection of male sexual organ is specific physiological process based on penile smooth muscles relaxation and vessels located in it. During natural sexual stimulation, erection increases, nitric oxide is released from nerve endings – this substance promotes certain enzymes production, which contributes to penis increase in volume and length.
As a result, there is an active relaxation of genital organ muscles, which promotes activation of blood flow in the genital organ. Patients taking this drug for erectile dysfunction feel erection, so they can bring pleasure to themselves and their partner. Levitra, containing vardenafil, increases sexual intercourse duration, as well as a manifestation of more vivid and violent emotions during intimacy.
After application, Levitra active ingredient – vardenafil is rapidly absorbed into the body and starts to perform for 15-30 minutes. Its effect duration, which contributes to erection enhancement, depending on body characteristics, is 4-5 hours.
Despite the fact that modern ED drug – Levitra is safe to use, it has several contraindications:
- hypersensitivity to any of the components;
- categorically prohibited simultaneous use of vardenafil with drugs containing nitrates or donators of nitric oxide;
- Vardenafil, being a purely masculine means for increasing erection, is contraindicated in women.
Levitra of generic origin and branded drug should not be used in patients who suffer from the following ailments:
- penile deformations;
- problems in the functioning of the circulatory system, including anemia;
- kidneys violations.
For men with liver problems, Levitra recommended dose is 5 mg per day. In future, its dosage will depend on individual body reaction to vardenafil. In some cases, the dose may be increased from 5 mg to 10 mg.
It is necessary to take this ED drug with special care by men who suffer from:
- low blood pressure;
- problems of cardiovascular system performance (especially if less than six months ago patient suffered a stroke or heart attack).
Before buying generic Levitra and applying this drug to its intended purpose, the patient should consult a doctor. If a man suffers from retinal diseases or peptic ulcer, its use will have negative consequences for the body.
Levitra initial dosage is 5 mg, in some cases, the doctor may recommend increasing dosage to 10 mg.
To take vardenafil is necessary for half an hour before planned sexual intercourse. The effect duration is up to 5 hours.
The maximum recommended frequency of drug use is once a day. Depending on the effectiveness of treatment and patient’s drug tolerance, its dose may be increased to 20 mg or reduced. Usually, 5 mg of vardenafil is recommended for patients in old age, since the drug is a strong sexual stimulant.
Usually, a dose of 20 mg is recommended for patients suffering from severe erectile dysfunction when a primary dose of 10 mg is ineffective. For men with this ailment, it will be interesting to know that use of alcoholic beverages and high-calorie food does not in any way influence Levitra effectiveness. Remember that vardenafil only acts with sufficient natural stimulation – only, in this case, there is erection increase.
In general, Levitra is well tolerated by men, and side effects are usually negligible, very weak and short-term in nature.
The most typical side effects are:
- redness of the face;
- slight nausea;
- nasal congestion.
In practice of taking vardenafil, there were cases when patients, hoping for a powerful and more pronounced effect, took several Levitra tablets (about 80 mg) at once. After this, a man who violated dosage rules had back pain, but signs of intoxication were not observed. In order to avoid serious negative consequences for the body, it is better not to disturb dosage and not to increase it.